12 Facts About SH-AWD


The first two announced applications of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD are to be on the rear wheels of the 2014 Acura RLX, and on the front wheels of the second generation Acura NSX.

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SH-AWD combined both the automatic all-wheel drive VTM-4 system capability with the "super handling" torque shifting ability of ATTS on the rear axles.

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Two other SH-AWD variants were introduced in late 2006 in the then all-new 2007 Acura RDX, and the new second generation 2007 Acura MDX sport utility vehicles.

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In late 2008, an improved version of the Acura RL SH-AWD was introduced in the significantly revised Mid-Model Change of the 2009 Acura RL.

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Yet another version of SH-AWD was introduced in late 2008 with the fourth generation 2009 Acura TL.

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The Acura TL implementation of SH-AWD is actually mechanically more similar to the SH-AWD layout in the Acura MDX and RDX in that the rear differential is over driven at a constant 1.

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Acura announced in late 2008 that the 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD will be implemented with a six-speed manual transmission.

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Previous implementations of SH-AWD have all been with five-speed automatic transmissions.

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Current SH-AWD configurations are all mated to a transverse engine, either a turbo-charged in-line four-cylinder Honda K-Series engine in the case of the RDX, or naturally aspirated V-6 versions of the Honda J-Series engine.

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The more complex SH-AWD version uses the Acceleration Device and can be found in:.

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SH-AWD is already a torque vectoring system but Audi requires two different packages in order for Quattro to be a torque vectoring system.

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SH-AWD technology is deeply integrated with other systems and sensors implemented in Acura vehicles including:.

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